Next weekend at all masses we will have a pastoral letter from Bishop Patrick talking about the first phase of preparation for the Synod of Bishops in 2023, entitled ‘For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission’. Pope Francis is inviting all of us to listen to each other as we discern how God is calling us to be Church in the third millennium. Joining with churches throughout the diocese we will have a short service on Sunday 17th October at 3pm to renew our baptismal promises, to pray together before the Blessed Sacrament, and to remind ourselves of what it means to be missionary disciples. The service will last about half an hour and everyone is welcome.